1. Blur Presses On Without Coxon

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran U.K. rock outfit Blur returned to live performance Friday in London with a short set of material from its as-yet-untitled upcoming album. The set of three songs took place as part of a preview Veteran U.K. rock outfit Blur returned to live performance Friday in London with a short set…

  2. Yardbirds: 'Birdland' And Before

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja (bass) recently completed a new album, "Birdland," featuring an extraordinary cast of guest guitarists. That Brian May, The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja …

  3. 4TunesOnTV

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 27 "VH1 All Access: Skin Deep," VH1 Featured Artists: Cher, Michael Jackson. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: DMX. "The…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a bang, thanks to a surprise appearance by rock quartet Wilco. The group plays a two-and-a-half hour set before a ca 2000 - Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a…

  5. This Day in Music

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Zac Foley, bassist with the highly successful early 1990s British modern rock act EMF, dies at the age of 31. 2002 - Zac Foley, bassist with the highly successful early 1990s British modern rock act EMF, dies at the age of 31. 2002 - Composer/band leader/pianist and…

  6. 52TunesOnTV

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 23-29, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 23 "Christmas in Washington," TNT Featured Artists: Yolanda Adams, Brooks & Dunn, Dr. John, Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack, Brian Setzer Orchestra,…

  7. Original Joe Jackson Band Sets North American Tour

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST The reunited Joe Jackson Band will venture to North America in the spring to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jackson's first album, "Look Sharp" (A&M). Kicking off March 14 in New Orleans, the 1 The reunited Joe Jackson Band will venture to North America in the spring to…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle ""release party"" for Sub Pop's ""Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska,"" issued the month before. Mann is joined by fellow contributors Dam 2000 - Aimee Mann headlines a…

  9. Billboard Bits: Shaggy/Kevi, Yoakam, String Cheese

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Shaggy/Kevi, Dwight Yoakam, String Cheese Incident Pop/reggae artist Shaggy and singer/songwriter Kevi are the latest artists to create titles for Scholastic's Hip Kid Hop "Read & Rap-A-Long" children's book series. Set for a February release, the book/CD…

  10. Def Leppard Leaps To U.S. Tour

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran pop-metal act Def Leppard has confirmed the first leg of a U.S. tour in support of its tenth album, "X" (Island), which recently debuted at No. 11 on The Billboard 200. The U.K.-based group wi Veteran pop-metal act Def Leppard has confirmed the first leg of a U.S. tour in…

  11. Teamsters Dispute Resolved For Stones Concerts

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST A threat by the Teamsters to shut down this weekend's Rolling Stones concerts in San Francisco was averted when a major promoter gave the union part of the action. Bill Graham Presents announced the d A threat by the Teamsters to shut down this weekend's Rolling Stones concerts in…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>In anticipation of the November 20 release of his latest solo album, Virgin establishes the online Mick Jagger Preview Jukebox. The site features 90-second clips of all the tracks on Jag 2001 - In anticipation of the November 20 release of his latest solo album,…

  13. Ja Rule Submits To 'Temptation'

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted for Billboard.com. Will Smith may be "Mr. July," but in a few weeks Ja Rule may be dubbed "Mr. November." With the Nov. 19 release of his fourth Murder Inc./Def Jam set, "The Last Temptation," and the Nov. 15 debut of his first starring role in Sony…

  14. This Day in Music

    November 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Phil Vassar is named songwriter-artist of the year at the 39th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards at Nashville's Opryland Hotel. 2001 - Phil Vassar is named songwriter-artist of the year at the 39th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards at Nashville's Opryland…

  15. David Gray Plans North American Trek

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter David Gray will kick off a brief North American tour Jan. 26 in Detroit. The trek will visit 14 cities before wrapping Feb. 16 in Los Angeles, and follows a November/December tour of Singer/songwriter David Gray will kick off a brief North American tour Jan. 26 in Detroit.…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Billy Ray Cyrus lends his support to two causes when his tour bus stops in 16 different locations on Nashville's Music Row throughout the day to collect food for Second Harvest Food Bank 2000 - Billy Ray Cyrus lends his support to two causes when his tour bus…

  17. Dozens Of Acts Set For Mexican Music Festival

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Flaming Lips, Junkie XL, Danny Tenaglia, Sasha, John Digweed, Deep Dish, Ozomatli, Los Amigos Invisibles, DJ Dan, Jimmy Van M, Christopher Lawrence, and Max Graham are among the 60-plus acts set Beck, Flaming Lips, Junkie XL, Danny Tenaglia, Sasha, John Digweed, Deep Dish, Ozomatli, Los…

  18. Duritz Headed To NYC As Crows Hit The Road

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Could a move to New York for Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz cure his incessant insomnia? Throughout all four of the groups DGC studio albums, including the recent "Hard Candy," this sleeplessness Could a move to New York for Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz cure his…

  19. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group's Web site states, "Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland wil 2001 - Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the…

  20. 40TunesOnTV

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 30 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: David Bowie, Supergrass, Pink, Puddle Of Mudd. "Intimate Portrait," Lifetime Featured…

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